Resident Playwright2011 -- 2018
David Wiener’s most recent play, Extraordinary Chambers, is the recipient of the 2010 ACT New Play Award, the 2011 LA Drama Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Play, and Ovation! nominations for Playwriting and Best Production (Geffen Playhouse, Dir. Pam MacKinnon). He is the author of eleven other plays including: Love Song of the Apocalypse, Blood Orange, Cassiopeia, System Wonderland and the forthcoming, Goliath.
A resident playwright at New Dramatists since 2011, Mr. Wiener’s work has been developed and produced in the United States and the United Kingdom at theaters including The Cherry Lane Theatre, The Blue Heron Arts Center, The Etcetera Theatre (UK), HB Studios, The Atlantic Theater, The Almeida (UK), The New Group, South Coast Repertory, Berkshire Theatre Festival, The Pacific Playwrights Festival, The Ojai Playwrights Conference, ACT, Boston Court, CATF and Soho Rep. Mr. Wiener is the recipient of the Ted Schmitt Award, the Cherry Lane Fellowship, The Rossetti Fellowship, The Lark Fellowship and The Reynolds Price Award for Drama as well as commissions from Atlantic Theater Company, South Coast Repertory, Soho Rep, The Geffen Playhouse and A Contemporary Theatre. His plays are published by Dramatists Play Service and Smith & Kraus. Mr. Wiener is a Core Writer of the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis. He lives in New York City.
16th Annual Ojai Playwrights Conference
July 31 - August 11, 2013
Public performances - August 7 - 11, 2013
When a woman is murdered following a contentious town-hall debate in rural Pennsylvania, prominent conservative pundit, Dennis Kahane, finds himself accused of inciting her killer. A play about the price of free speech, Goliath explores the relationship between political violence and loneliness in America.
EXTRAORDINARY CHAMBERS runs June 6 – 30, 2013 at Mo'olelo in San Diego. Artistic Director Seema Sueko directs an outstanding cast which includes Greg Watanabe.
Extraordinary Chambers is the story of an American couple who travel to Cambodia for a business trip, but become personally entangled with Khmer Rouge victims and survivors. The genocide, complicity, survival, greed and love collide in this play that shines a light on the Cambodian experience and asks how far are we willing to go to survive?
CASSIOPEIA, a new play by David Wiener will premiere January 17 - February 24, 2013 at Boston Court in Los Angeles. Directed by Emily Beck.
EXTRAORDINARY CHAMBERS, by David Wiener was named this year's winner of the The Ted Schmitt Award for the world premiere of an outstanding new play by the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle. The award is accompanied by an offer to publish by Samuel French, Inc.